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My First PreWar Marine Band

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Reed Triller
Jun 05, 2010 8:48 PM GMT

A couple of weeks ago I was out job hunting and happened to walk by this antique store. I went inside to browse around and lo and behold there she was,in a slow spinning display case, a prewar Marine Band.

My memory is not clear right now as to the tabs on the side and whether they were single tabs or mouse ears but it was a complete harp.Tarnished to hell but definitely did not look as bad as the one posted in the forums hear last year as a restoration project by David Payne I believe.

The thing is, I was job hunting and had no cash.What`s more sad is she was only $8.I had to leave it up to fate and hope she would still be there when I had the spare cash.

Well,last night I ended up with some cash from a sale of one of my fine art prints(I am also a photographer) and the first thing I planned was to call that antique store about that harp.

Much to my surprise as of this morning she was still there and she is on hold for me right now. I am about to go pick her up!

I will post photos asap and hopefully throughout her restoration.

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Jun 06, 2010 12:39 AM GMT
walterharp Replied:

hope you got her

Jun 06, 2010 9:14 AM GMT
Reed Triller Replied:

Unfortunately it was not the one I saw.It must have sold.But I did get a normal MB for the same price that needs a little love.

They did have another one that I did not see.I forget which model.It looked like an MB but longer and was prewar(star of davis) with single tabs for nails.Original box and definitely good for restoration.$28,though.

Jun 11, 2010 3:31 AM GMT
BlueMoose Replied:

A mouse ear pre-war MB key of E just went for $29 on ebay. Damn seller had it listed as US shipping only and I couldn't bid even though he tried to exempt me twice.

I was hoping for a cool 1st position machine. Damn. I would've paid a bit more then that.

ain't busted but I'm badly bent

Jun 11, 2010 11:19 PM GMT
Reed Triller Replied:

Turns out the $28 one is an old old 14 hole MB.I gotta have it!

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